Tag Archives: Employment

The Garbage Woman

It just strikes me as taunting when the Garbage Woman gives me a seemingly pleasant wave in the morning. I’m not sure she’s exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind. Of course the Garbage Men never got and never will … Continue reading

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The Chosen

After being separated from the U.S. Army on November 2, 1971 I began my long and futile search for viable employment. It was but a few months afterward that I’d heard American Motors was doing some hiring. I went down … Continue reading

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The Family Business

A long time ago, when I still had hope of establishing a career or to at least get a job, I attended what might best be described as a community business exposition. I don’t recall exactly how it was billed … Continue reading

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The Husband

Architects and engineers share a common expression when things fall apart or blow up in their faces: it’s “back to the drawing board” – in order to start from scratch. (‘scratch’ meaning ‘nothing’) We can also “revisit the question.“ A … Continue reading

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Piecework

Once upon a time I worked in a factory (Actually more than one). I recall watching a punch-press operator doing his thing. The punch-press was a very large and cumbersome hydraulic/electric machine. The operator would place a piece of sheet … Continue reading

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The Dish Department

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Hepatitis B

A genuine Haight-Ashbury hippie acquaintance of mine once gave me a “street-smart” survival tip on how to raise a little cash when you’re down and out; namely: sell plasma. Blood plasma is the yellowish liquid that carries the red corpuscles … Continue reading

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Feminism Defined: by The Twentieth Man

    Feminism: fem′i•nism (fĕm′ĭ•niz’m), n.   a negative double-construct; feminine + ism; the suffix ism (usually positive) indicative of ideology, belief, and concomitant actions. Slogans of a like nature. The root word feminine also being a construct, the suffix … Continue reading

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